James Harden was on fire on Sunday night (Nov. 5), when he dropped a career high of 56 points in the Houston Rockets’ 137-110 win over the Utah Jazz.
The Rockets star went 19-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range, and became the first NBA player to score that many points on 25 or fewer shots since Michael Jordan’s 58-point performance in 1987.
Harden also shot for .760 percent, the first player to do that with 56 or more points since Karl Malone in 1990.
In addition to scoring, Harden also recorded 13 assists.
“I was just shooting it, I don’t know,” Harden said after the game. “I don’t really pay too much attention to it. I just try to take good shots and, like I said, pretty much make the right decision. Obviously, I’m going to make mistakes, but as long as I have that mindset, I’ll be good.
“I’ve just got to be aggressive. Be aggressive, good things happen, not just for myself but for my team. I was still able to dish off a couple of assists and get guys involved still. I’ve just got to have that mindset every single game.”
Watch the highlights from his performance in the video above.